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as a democrat in their home state of south carolina. this was the first actual election you actually got involved in? >> yeah, yeah, this is the first one. >> reporter: i don't think anyone would begrudge you -- >> for my sister. >> reporter: trying to help your sister. >> exactly. she's my sister, and i'm willing to, you know, break the jewel of my own creation to try to do something for her. like, i'm not worried what it would do to me or my show to try to help her as myself, not as my character, and to help her as myself. you know, if people think that's not the right thing for me to do, i don't care. it's my sister and i'm willing to help her. >> reporter: you think she'd be a good public servant? >> i've met these people. and my sister, she's in the top decile. >> reporter: if she wins tomorrow's primary, her republican opponent could very well be former governor marc sanford who resigned amid scandal in 2009. >> the bottom line is this. i've been unfaithful to my wife. >> reporter: mark sanford is favored. >> the former governor of the appalachian trail. >> reporter: yes, is favore
in his state by state elections for the 2012 election. just imagine what numbers guru nate silver can do for your march madness bracket. >>> the world lead -- 70,000 people have already been killed in syria's two-year-long civil war but now reports that forces have started using the kind of artillery that could kill that number of people in a matter of days. i'm referring to chemical weapons. as of now the reports are unconfirmed. if true, it is unclear who fired them. each side blames the other. i'll bring in nick walsh standing by in beirut, lebanon. the rebels say the government killed 25 people with a chemical weapon. help us out here. who is telling the truth? >> reporter: it still isn't really clear, jake. we don't have confirmation chemical weapons were used but there are two separate incidents. one in a city in the north, aleppo, in which the regime says it was hit by a chemical weapon fired by rebels and the russian government backing that up one activist saying this seems to have landed between rebel and regime lines and may have hit civilians in the regime area and regime troo
in the way the primaries went down last year? >> if you think about the general election which is what they're talking about, you know, democrats just devoted all of their time to researching and preparing for a mitt romney candidacy so it would have slowed them down. but for some voters out there this just might have been a dream that was too good to be true. >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> what if president obama had faced him and him in last year's election? who would be living here? during the republican primary, rick santorum and newt gingrich just couldn't see eye to eye and they trained their sights on each other. >> at times you just sort of, you know, that worrisome moment that something is going to pop and we can't afford that in a nominee. >> i think long before rick came to congress i was busy being a rebel. those are just historic facts even if they're inconvenient for rick's campaign. >> reporter: but soon they stopped snipping at each other and started sniping at romney. before long, both men had dealt serious blows to the front-runner. santorum with the surprise sque
on the debt ceiling before his re-election. >> true. >> and so he forced this process to occur and insisted. >> but he didn't want the sequester cuts. >> well, no. he didn't want the cuts, but we had the sequester as a result of his demands. and i'm told my colleagues in the house that the sequester will stay in effect until there is an agreement that will include cuts and reforms that put us on a path to balance the budget over the next ten years. >> but no tax increases. >> no tax increases. the president already got $650 billion worth of tax increases january 1st. he got a trillion dollars worth of tax increases in obama care. this year the federal government will bring in more revenue than any year in our history and yet we're still going to have a trillion dollars budget deficit. spending is the problem. >> the white house says in response, yes, it's true. taxes went up more than $600 billion over ten years at the end of the year but it is also true the white house put $1.5 trillion worth of spending cuts in their budget. the truth is you're both right. i mean, they have offered spendi
they lost the election. now a new conservative superstar is on the rise and he just happens to be a neuro surgeon. check out the splash he made at the conservative cpac conference last week. >> if you just, let's say you've magically put me, you know, into the white house. and -- >> dr. ben carson joins me now. thanks for joining us. you get asked a lot lately if you're going to run for office. you've gotten pretty good at dodging the question which is the first sign of somebody entering politics. they get good at that. do you have any intention of at least exploring seriously the possibility of running for office? >> it's not my intention to do that. but what i've said is if a year and a half goes by and people are still clamoring for me to do that and there's no other very good candidate i would certainly have to seriously consider it. the likelihood of that is incredibly small. so i'm not really planning on that. >> well, there is some clamoring. rush limbaugh says you've got democrats terrified. listen to him. >> i think dr. benjamin carson probably got everybody in the democrat party
of air force one. >> you elected me on a single platform. i will defend this country at all costs. >> hollywood is getting bolder than ever about putting fictional presidents in the crosshairs and deadline hollywood's dominick patten says audiences are eating it up. >> we're entering the summer blost blockbuster seasons and blockbusters involve blow things up. you're looking at one of the few symbols that anyone in america, republicans, democrats or independent, immediately has a visceral reaction to. >> it reached a heyday when harrison ford sent terrorists often air force one. and everyone remembers when aliens blew up the white house in "independence day." but in the decade after 9/11, there seemed a definite squeamishness with our national landmarks in danger or the president. that is not the case anymore. >> we're talking about hell. >> you can try to find an agenda behind this, either the president is weak because he allowed his safety to be compromised or he's a hero because he gets his john mcclain on. but in the end the motivation may be the one thing that has always driv
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